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Josh Neer Gets His Walking Papers

(‘You guys, I just had the craziest dream. I was in the UFC and people kept exploiting my weak takedown defense, and it was like I was powerless to stop them…’)

After suffering his second loss in a row and his third defeat in the last four outings, Josh "The Dentist" Neer has been released from the UFC, ending his third tour of duty inside the Octagon.  It’s not exactly a surprise to anyone who saw his scrap with Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 last weekend.  In a fight that never was pay-per-view quality to begin with, Neer spent three rounds getting slammed on his back and embarrassing the entire state of Iowa with his poor takedown defense before losing via unanimous decision.  At UFC 101 in August he suffered a similar fate against Kurt Pellegrino, who also outwrestled Neer en route to a plodding decision.  It’s hard enough to stay in the UFC when you’re losing exciting fights.  Getting blanked in boring ones is a sure-fire way to get out of that restrictive UFC contract you hate so much.

Neer is now 25-9-1 for his career, and 4-6 in the UFC.  Good thing he has that DDS to fall back on, maybe open his own practice somewhere in Bettendorf.  See kids, never underestimate the value of a good education.  If Neer didn’t have that right now, why, it would be a really, really depressing time for him.

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reddog- November 1, 2009 at 10:09 pm
Have fun at small mid-west shows neer!
MostDiabolicalHaterThisSideOfTheMississippi- October 31, 2009 at 11:50 pm
The only good thing about his shit takedown defense was that when he was on his back no one had to stare at that fucking tramp stamp of his.
PhilDZnutts- October 31, 2009 at 11:41 pm
My favorite part in all this:

The only guy Neer has beaten in the last four fights still has a contract w/the UFC.
rpn452- October 31, 2009 at 4:27 pm
I like watching Neer fight. I was hoping they'd keep him around to test new fighters.
just some dong- October 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm
I always liked Neer, he had some great fights. Hope the guy lands on his feet and not repeatedly on his back anymore.

UncleSamsMisguidedChild- October 31, 2009 at 12:07 pm
Another unrelated but much bigger story.
Fedor Emeliananko has just come down with the flu!!!

I hate to be that guy that starts all the speculation but I just heard about it and was hoping to see if the Bens could go check it out.
Sabado Gigante- October 31, 2009 at 10:52 am
Whoa! In other news, Just read a myspace bulliten posted by everyones favorite author, War Machine, and this psycho says he is doing porn now... That kinda made me laugh
imalebowski- October 31, 2009 at 9:44 am
he sucked. kinda reminded me of an uglier (if possible) and more ghetto looking and sounding (if possible) version of nate diaz. except just shittier all around. but, no takedown defense, good jitzu and paw-like boxing. their boxing reminds me of a girl putting her arm out and being like "oh just STOP it". "giggle giggle"